Whimsical Design Furniture & Lamps.
Clodie François aka Mesdames Carton, is a French native, born in Paris. She was early involved with theater, her first passion, on stage and backstage as a play writer, director, actress, and singer. She also worked as a journalist for the newspaper Liberation. When she settled in New Mexico in 2000, this self-taught artist began to create whimsical design furniture & lamps merging hybrid material. The combination of corrugated cardboard, recycled wood or Masonite, willow branches and acid-free handmade paper is the particular signature of her work.
Her functional pieces convey an alchemy between the flexibility of one material and the rigidity of the other, between the light and colors of the Land of Enchantment and her own personality.
Whether they serve to shape the bold outlines of an insolent chest of drawers, a seductive night stand or a fairy-like lamp, her creations vibrate with a subtle and playful elegance.
Since 2002, the last 2 weekend of September, Clodie opens her studio to visitors during the High Road Art Tour. In Taos, she has exhibited at Taos Home Grown, Arte de Descartes, Taos Fine Art & Framing, and has participated in the Santa Fe Recycled Show. Her work has also been featured at Casa Nova by Natalie in Santa Fe, and Gaucho Blue in Penasco. Her art is currently on display at Taos Art Collective and in her studio open all year round on appointment.
Phone (505) 689 1194
and on Mesdames Carton FaceBook Page
Along with my work, discover the gorgeous surroundings of my studio located in the hamlet of Vallecito, on top of a roc at about 2.7 miles from the state road 76, near Chamisal. From there, enjoy the 360-degree views and the sight of the magic Pedernal.